The Bears released Earl Bennett yesterday, opening the door for last year's seventh-rounder,…
Bears Scouting Tour: 3/19
Chomping at the Bit The Chicago Bears were one of the 32 teams on hand for the University of Florida pro day on Monday. The Bears sent Marty Barrett, college scouting director, and Rex Hogan, national scout, to Gainesville. The Gators' top prospect – DT Dominique Easley, a potential second-round selection – did not participate, as he's recovering from ACL surgery. He'll hold his private pro day in April. Next up is cornerback Jaylen Watkins, one of three Florida corners in this year's draft. Watkins was the standout defensive back at the Senior Bowl and was again outstanding at his pro day. He showed fluid hips, great ball skills and good hands, despite rainy weather conditions. He stood on his combined time in the 40-yard dash (4.41). Jaylen WatkinsKim Klement/USA TODAY Sports Watkins (5-11, 194) has worked his way up draft boards and is now considered a potential second-round selection. The Bears must find a long-term replacement for Charles Tillman and Watkins could be...
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